A MOON FOR MY FATHER
- Director: Mania Akbari and Douglas White
- Year of Release: 2019
- Running Time: 85mins
- Certificate: E
- Country of Origin: UK, Iran, Germany
- Language: English and Farsi
- English Subtitles?: Yes
- Available Formats: Blu-Ray
- Summary: Proudly screened at this year’s Community Cinema Conference and rated five stars from The Guardian, we are delighted to bring you A Moon For My Father as part of our Curate project. Broadcaster and Cinema For All Patron, Danny Leigh has written an exclusive article and interview with Mania and Douglas to delve deeper into the film and them as artists of many disciplines. This is an excellent chance for you to find out more about A Moon For My Father and the filmmakers, and can be used as a resource or addition to programme notes at your screening.
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Written and directed by London-based Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari and her partner, the British sculptor Douglas White, A Moon For My Father (2018) considers the mysterious connections between death and loss, memory, love, family ties, the body, birth and artistic creation.
The film takes an epistolary form, drawing on several years of written correspondence between Akbari and White. Deftly interwoven alongside the letters are family photos, archival footage from Iran, imagery from White’s artwork, and scenes of the couple’s everyday life together. As Akbari undergoes surgeries on a body decimated by cancer, remembrance and reconstruction provide a framework for investigating how bodies are traumatised, censored and politicised, and yet ultimately remain a site of possibility.
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